Book 21 of 66: Ecclesiastes: Chapter 007 of 12

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021:007:001
A good name is better than precious ointment;
and the day of death than the day of one's birth.


021:007:002
It is better to go to the house of mourning,
than to go to the house of feasting:
for that is the end of all men;
and the living will lay it to his heart.


021:007:003
Sorrow is better than laughter:
for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.


021:007:004
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning;
but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.


021:007:005
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise,
than for a man to hear the song of fools.


021:007:006
For as the crackling of thorns under a pot,
so is the laughter of the fool:
this also is vanity.


021:007:007
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad;
and a gift destroyeth the heart.


021:007:008
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof:
and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.


021:007:009
Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry:
for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.


021:007:010
Say not thou,
What is the cause that the former days were better than these?
for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.


021:007:011
Wisdom is good with an inheritance:
and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.


021:007:012
For wisdom is a defence,
and money is a defence:
but the excellency of knowledge is,
that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.


021:007:013
Consider the work of God:
for who can make that straight,
which he hath made crooked?


021:007:014
In the day of prosperity be joyful,
but in the day of adversity consider:
God also hath set the one over against the other,
to the end that man should find nothing after him.


021:007:015
All things have I seen in the days of my vanity:
there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness,
and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.


021:007:016
Be not righteous over much;
neither make thyself over wise:
why shouldest thou destroy thyself ?


021:007:017
Be not over much wicked,
neither be thou foolish:
why shouldest thou die before thy time?


021:007:018
It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this;
yea,
also from this withdraw not thine hand:
for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.


021:007:019
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.


021:007:020
For there is not a just man upon earth,
that doeth good,
and sinneth not.


021:007:021
Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken;
lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:


021:007:022
For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.


021:007:023
All this have I proved by wisdom:
I said,
I will be wise;
but it was far from me.


021:007:024
That which is far off,
and exceeding deep,
who can find it out?


021:007:025
I applied mine heart to know,
and to search,
and to seek out wisdom,
and the reason of things,
and to know the wickedness of folly,
even of foolishness and madness:


021:007:026
And I find more bitter than death the woman,
whose heart is snares and nets,
and her hands as bands:
whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her;
but the sinner shall be taken by her.


021:007:027
Behold,
this have I found,
saith the preacher,
counting one by one,
to find out the account:


021:007:028
Which yet my soul seeketh,
but I find not:
one man among a thousand have I found;
but a woman among all those have I not found.


021:007:029
Lo,
this only have I found,
that God hath made man upright;
but they have sought out many inventions.


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